The Objective Review News, also known as TOR News, is a news agency owned by Joseph Kirk. As of April 2013, the agency is available to millions of households in the United States and to viewers internationally.

The channel was created by Joseph Kirk, after the abduction of his daughter. It grew to become a portal for victims to voice their stories and seek justice for all.

Commentators, news anchors, and reporters at TOR News are required to stand firm in the truth that news reporting and political commentary operate independently of each other, and above all else the voice of the people stands separate and as an authority in itself.

It is the founding principle that America has a system of checks and balances just as the printing press should voice from and to the people. Never should the press speak down to the people but instead of the people. Prior to founding TOR, Kirk had gained experience in politics and government growing up as a boy in gifted and talented education also Known as G.A.T.E. The appetite for news, particularly news that explains to people how it affects them, is expanding enormously and the people are in need of honest and forthright presentation rather than what can be associated with second rate propaganda or hidden agendas.

TOR News will place heavy emphasis on visual presentation. Graphics need to be designed to be colorful and attention-getting; to help the viewer grasp the main points of what is being said, even if they could not hear the host (with on-screen text summarizing the position of the interviewer or speaker, and “bullet points” when a host is delivering commentary).

This agency does not report for financial gain nor does it except money in exchange for it to alter reports. This agency is a freedom press for the people, by the people and of the people. We report issues of great public importance, issues in need of public attention, commemorate those acts that serve as good examples and enlighten those in need of knowledge. In our efforts we incur costs for upkeep and materials, please donate to our cause to protect freedom, ensure tranquility, inform the people and ensure justice is available to all.

We want to humanize the news and get back to common sense observations to inform the general public at large. This mission doesn’t come easily in the vast world of media today full of sensationalism and ratings. In order to be sure the public is informed without a blood thirst for sensationalism and ratings, against the expectations of mainstream media, we forged our own mission to restore truth, dignity and purpose. We must mention all of this to say that while we all take different paths, for most of us, journalism is a calling, not simply an adventure. So be it not an outlandish idea that personal missions drive what we do as journalists.

These missions embody what we value most. Maybe we want to help others, or uncover corruption and the abuse of power. Maybe we want to understand and explain how things work, or create positive change in our communities.

The challenge we face, though, is that the longer we stay in the business, the more we’re apt to forget why we got into it. That’s why writing a personal mission statement can be helpful, because it can remind us about our passions.

As journalists we treat the public fairly and openly. Whatever the issue, we tell our audiences the complete, unvarnished truth as best we can learn it. We correct our errors explicitly as soon as we become aware of them.

Any member of The Objective Review who deals with the public is expected to honor that principle, knowing that ultimately the public is our employer. Civility applies whether an exchange takes place in person, by telephone, by letter or by e-mail.

We gather information for the benefit of the people. Journalists at The Objective Review, or on assignment for one of its newsrooms, may not use their position to make inquiries for any other purpose.

We treat news sources fairly and professionally. We do not inquire pointlessly into someone’s personal life. We do not threaten to damage uncooperative sources, nor do we promise favorable coverage in return for cooperation. We do not pay for interviews or unpublished documents: to do so would create an incentive for sources to falsify material and would cast into doubt the genuineness of much that we publish.

Staff members and others on assignment for us should disclose their identity to people they cover, though they need not always announce their occupation when seeking information normally available to the public. Those working for us as journalists may not pose as anyone they are not – for example, police officers or lawyers.

Critics and other writers who review performances or goods and services offered to the public may conceal their press identity, but they may not normally assert a false identity or affiliation.

Staff members and others on assignment for us must obey the law in the gathering of news. They may not break into buildings, homes, apartments or offices.

Web pages and Web logs present imaginative opportunities for personal expression and exciting new journalism. When created by our staff or published on our Web sites, they also require cautions, magnified by the Web’s unlimited reach.

What is our mission?

To Expose…
To Enlighten…
To Commemorate…

“so it is to the printing press–to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news–that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.” ~John F. Kennedy

“The greater the importance of safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve inviolate the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion, to the end that government may be responsive to the will of the people.”

New York Times Co. v. US 403 U.S. 713 No. 1873

‘Contribute to the people with passion and diligence through vigorous and tedious research to get the facts out for an objective review.’

The Florida Constitution in article 1 located at section 4 states:

Freedom of speech and press.—Every person may speak, write and publish sentiments on all subjects but shall be responsible for the abuse of that right. No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions and civil actions for defamation the truth may be given in evidence. ’If the matter charged as defamatory is true and was published with good motives, the party shall be acquitted or exonerated.’

Amendment 1 of the US Constitution states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

… this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.



“Democracies die behind closed doors. The First Amendment, through a free press, protects the people’s right to know that their government acts fairly, lawfully, and accurately.” Judge Damon Keith, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Objective Review reports the news to expose, enlighten or commemorate. The Objective Review news agency is located at 4850 S Pine Ave, Ocala, Florida 34480.

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